Fan arrested after alleged racism abuse in League Two match
The issue of racism in football has become hot again with the arrest of a fan.
have confirmed that a fan has been arrested for racist insults toColchester
striker Corie Andrews in the League Two match.
The two teams met on Saturday and Colchester defeated Leyton Orient 1-0 at the Breyer Group Stadium. However, the racist insult towards the Colchester striker was something that caused a great deal of controversy in the game. Two clubs released statements and supported Colchester striker Corie Andrews after the incident.
Leyton Orient club's statement reads:
"During the game, the Colchester bench notified the fourth official to make him aware of an alleged racist remark which they had heard directed towards a Colchester player who was on their bench.
"The club will take the strictest possible measures should the outcomes of the investigation find the individual guilty.
"The club has formally written to the individual informing them that they are prohibited from attending any Leyton Orient fixtures home or away, until the conclusion of the police enquiry.
"The club will make no further comment at this stage."
Colchester club's statement reads:
"Following the reports of racial abuse aimed at Corie Andrews, Colchester United support Leyton Orient and the police as they investigate the incident at the Breyer Group Stadium.
"We hope that should any person be found guilty of racial abuse of any description, they will be punished in the strongest possible way, and Colchester United would like to reiterate that we abhor discrimination in all its forms.
"The club will support Corie Andrews in any way that he needs following the match at Leyton Orient."
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